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Alfred Hiatt - the 'Anglo-Saxon' world map

Location
Council Room (K2.29), King's Building, Strand Campus
Category
Conference/Seminar, Culture, Lecture
When
15/11/2016 (18:00-20:00)
Contact

This event is open to all and free to attend. No booking is required.

Please direct any queries to clams@kcl.ac.uk.

Description

The 'Anglo-Saxon' world map in Cotton Tiberius B.V: sources and analogues

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This paper will introduce the map's manuscript context, explore its known and possible sources, including Orosius' Histories against the Pagans, the Cosmographia of Aethicus Ister, and Priscian's translation of the Periegesis of Dionysius of Alexandria, and finally ask how 'Anglo-Saxon' it actually is.

Dr Alfred Hiatt is reader in Medieval English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. 

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